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ZINO FRANCESSCATTI - He opens new realms of sound New York Times
CARROLL GLENN - Not since the great days of Maude Powell has an Americandominated the distaff side of the violin field. The soaring musicianship of the brilliantly endowed Carroll Glenn has made heran artistic success; her warm and generous personality has made her a platform favorite. Miss Glenn has had corresponding successesin Europe where she established herself on three successive tours in recent years.
SZYMON GOLDBERG - Violinist of world renown, Szymon Goldberg, is now making his
permanent home in America. A super recitalist, orchestral soloist and program maker, Goldberg has already received a warm welcome to America's music life.
To his uncommonly interesting programs, Goldberg brings a profound understanding of the classics
and a sympathetic interest in the moderns. Decca and Parlophone Recordings.
ARTHUR GRUMIAUX - The high esteeem in which this distinguished young Belgium violin
virtuoso is held abroad is shown by the fact that the orchestras of Boston,Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Houston have
engage him as soloist on his first American tour during 1951-52. Throughout Europe this pupil of th egreat
Enesco has won renown as soloist under more than 30 of the foremost conductors and as a recitalist
of rare musical insight. Columbia Records.
GERHARD KANDER - Violinist Gerhard Kander born in Germany, has been a Canadian citizen for some years. He studied with famous teachers: Carl Flesch and Adolf Busch abroad, kathleen Pardowand naomi Blinder on this continent. has been soloist with orchestras in Canada (Toronto, Quebec, Vancover)and United States (San Francisco under Monteux, Minneapolis under Mitropoulos, Cleveland under Ringwall, Baltimore under Stewart).
YFRAH NEAMAN - Young violinist Yfrah Neaman has won world recognition.
Of Palestinian background Neaman makes his permanent home in London where his debut in 1944 was hailed
as "electrical." As a boy he studnied at the Paris Conservatoire, later under Jacques Thibaud and Carl Flesch.
last season he played with the New York Philharmonic. Before arriving in the USA for the second half of the season,
he toured India, England, Scotland, Israel.
RICARDO ODNOPOSOFF - A violinist of international renown, Odnoposoff returned from his first tour
of Australlia which repeated the triumphs he has won, first, in his native South America, then in Europe, then in North America. His activites during 1950-51 are evidence of his world-wide reputation: 48 engagements,
15 with orchestra, in Europe; a sold-out North American tour of 56 engagements; 49 engagements, 29 with orchestra, in Australia. Victor Records.
DOROTHA POWERS - the brilliant young American violinist Dorotha Powers has won laurels
on two continents. In addition to recitals throughout the country she has played with such orchestras as the new York Philharmonic, Minneapolis, Philadelphia at Robin Hood dell, and the Boston at Tanglewood.
She has appeared under conductors including Mitropoulos and Koussevitzky. This season's engagements include concerts withthe St. Louis Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony.
MICHAEL RABIN - Fifteen year old New York born Michael Rabin is already a celebrity. Conductor George Szell say:"He is the greatest violin talent that has come
to my attention during the past two or three decades." A Carnegie Hall recital, Telephone Hour broadcasts, and a Ravinia Festival appearance preceded his 1951-52 tour
CAMILLA WICKS - Blonde Camilla Wicks was born in California, made her recital debut at eight. She studied with Persinger seven years, later coached with Temianka. Now in her very early twenties, the attractive young violinist has played from coast to coast,
appeared with top American orchestras, made three European tours. For the 85th birthday of Sibelius, she was soloist in his violin concerto throughout Finland and was congratulated by the composer.
OSSY RENARDY - Charles Munch, Musical Director of the Boston Symphony, under whom Ossy Renardy has been soloist here and abroad, and with whom the violinist has recorded teh brahams Concerto for London ffrr Records, writes: "There is only one word to describe Renardy - perfection." Born in Vienna, now
an American, Renardy is "among the eminent virtuosos of our day" (New York Times). His tour includes orchestras from Pittsburgh to Tulsa to Sioux City to Winnipeg.
Ossy played on the Carrodus del Gesu now in the Fulton Collection. When he was killed in an automobile accident in 1953 he had the Carrodus in the car with him.
SPIVAKOVSKY - Spivakovsky has been acclaimed for " The most colossal technique of any violin soloist now before the public," (San Franciscon Chronicle); his tone - "many of his top-flight colleagues would trade ten years of their carreer for his tone alone," (New York World-Telegram Sun); and his musicianship - - "In the presence of such mastery, you ... merely gasp at the startling results." (Cincinnati Times-Star) Columbia Records. Baldwin Piano.
PATRICIA TRAVERS - Sixty-six great orchestras in America and Europe have presented this lovely American violin virtuoso as a soloist. Still in her early twenties, she is the veteran of 115 orchestral performances and 14 consecutive coast-to-coast tours of the United States and Canada. Long recognized at home as "a rare musician" (New York Times), she was hailed as a "great artist" (Paris Spectateur) in England, France, Holland, and Germany. Columbia Records.
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